Nov. 12, 2009
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama head women's golf coach Mic Potter announced the signing of Lake Mary, Fla., native Jessica Schall to a national letter of intent on Thursday. She joins the Crimson Tide's 2010-11 signing class for an Alabama team that has become a fixture at the top of the collegiate rankings.
"Jessica is a perfect fit for our program," Potter said. "She is an outstanding student, a very good athlete and she's had a good career in junior golf, but I think her potential and her upside are tremendous. We'll see her best golf in the years to come."
Schall played her high school golf at Lake Mary High School where she helped her team win two state titles in 2007 and 2009 and finish second in 2006 and 2008. She won four individual titles during the 2009 season, including the state, district and regional tournaments as well as the Red Tail Invitational.
Schall posted her personal-best scores at the North Florida PGA event where she shot rounds of 62 and 65 to set the course record at the Orange County National Course.
"The chance to play golf at Alabama means everything to me," Schall said. "It is everything I have ever worked for. I have put a long of time and work into junior golf. My parents made a lot of sacrifices to help me achieve my dreams in golf. Alabama has a great golf team and I'm excited to be a part of it.
"I had several factors that made Alabama the right choice for me. I wanted to play somewhere where the weather was good enough to golf throughout the year. I wanted to go to a school that was a golf school. A place both athletics and academics were good. But, probably the biggest reason I chose Alabama was Mic Potter. I just feel like he can help me reach my potential."
Schall's hobbies off the golf course include long-distance running, photography, art and writing. She plans to study journalism when she enrolls at UA in the fall of 2010.
Schall is the daughter of Chuck and JoLynn Schall. She has four siblings, two sets of twins, in Chas and Lynsey and Clay and Lauren.